Why, yes, Netrage is back, why do you ask?
Reine (it's supposedly pronounced RUH-nay, in case you give a crap) once reigned as the queen of the Duran Duran message board by using the Ramona Method of Board Domination--posting and posting and posting until you can't possibly be ignored. She would start topics with attempts at 'deep' questions, post pictures of herself and spew verbal effluence that claimed to be poetry. She also made some outlandish claims about herself and Simon le Bon, usually in the duranduran.co.uk chatroom, where it would be harder to point to what she said. Her lies--about her relationship with Simon and about her health--got more outrageous and more and more people starting noticing the inconsistencies and eventually closing in for the kill. The final straw was when she posted about being in the hospital for back surgery and posted hospital paperwork to prove she wasn't lying about it--except that, as many noticed, the handwriting on the most prominent places looked suspiciously like her own.
Actually, explaining all about Reine would take a few years, so let's get to the drama.
After the back surgery incident, she retreated to MySpace and DuranDuranMusic and left the dd.com message board alone. And there was much rejoicing.
dandmfrey comes across one of Reine's MySpace blog entries where she announces that she's pregnant. She posts about it on dd.com. The first page is pretty much people going "yeah, RIGHT!" Somebody posts a picture that Reine posted of herself and Simon le Bon--a passable enough PhotoShop job, even if you can still see the watermark on Simon's shirt. The thing was, she had tried to pass it off as the genuine article, thus the mockery.
Page two is where the fun really begins, when people show up in Reine's defense. The most prominent defender of Reine's honor is Mr.Stylez, later known as Joey+Stylez (previously known a JoeyStylez who lost that particular screen name because it was banned after he physically threatened somebody on the board.) Yuyu also wants to know why such an old blog entry was brought up, but that's about all we're going to even attempt to figure out from her ESL posts.
Page three is where things heat up as Joey+Stylez starts sniping at GreyOktoberMoon, claiming jealousy on her part because Reine is a Real Live Published Author (never mind she's published by PublishAmerica, a known vanity press.) He also goes after Netrage, reneebob and others, for being--get this--"bullyish". Yes, folks, making fun of people on the internet is worse than using physical intimidation.
From there, it's back and forth between supporters and bashers of Ms. Reine, including people who seem to support Reine on the basis that they don't like the crowd who are against her.
Periodically, people complain about the thread still being on the front page, though, of course, by complaining about it in a post within the thread, they jostle it to the very top.
Godwin's Law gets proven here, and the thing keeps going without a backward glance.
We'll see how much longer it lasts.
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